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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Discourage or hinder.

Usage examples (36)
  • The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
  • Do not let the Young Adult label deter you either.
  • Would not such a name deter the seamen of the future?
  • Don't let those nasty e-mails and phone calls deter you from your position. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The long "detour" (a roundabout course) would not "deter" (persuade one not to do) the driver from delivering the "detur" (a present of books given to a meritorious undergraduate student) to the winning student.
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